International Federation of Automatic Control
20th IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace - ACA 2016
21-25 August, 2016, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

Social Events

Best Student Papers Award

Congratulations to the winners and all students who participated.
See winners in page Best Student Paper Award.


The programme is avalaible in page
Technical & Social Programme.


Welcome Reception21.08.2016
Mayor's Reception22.08.2016
Technical tours24.08.2016
Industrial visits24.08.2016
Foresta Lumina23.08.2016 & 24.08.2016
Best Student Paper Award25.08.2016
Closing Ceremony25.08.2016
Farewell Banquet25.08.2016


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Evenings will be as much fun as daytime while you are in Sherbrooke. In addition to the welcome reception on Sunday and the Mayor's reception on Monday, two special activities are planned: Foresta Lumina Experience and Le Grand Cru Farewell Banquet.

Welcome Reception (Sunday)

August 21

ACA 2016 participants (regular and student) are invited to attend the Welcome Reception on Sunday evening at the Delta Hotel.

Mayor's Reception (Monday)

August 22

Sherbooke City Mayor, Mr. Bernard Sévigny, will welcome ACA 2016 participants (regular and student) for a cocktail reception at Sherbrooke City Hall on Monday evening.

Foresta Lumina Experience (Tuesday & Wednesday)

August 23 for those participating to the industrial visits in Montreal on Wednesday, and August 24

You are invited to an excursion to the Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook. Foresta Lumina is a night-illuminated trail designed and directed by Moment Factory.

The trail, famous for its suspended footbridge, the longest in North America, leads into a world inspired by the region's legendary characters and Quebec's forest mythology.

Farewell Banquet (Thursday)

August 25, 2016

The Farewell Banquet will take place onboard The Grand Cru, a luxury yacht, on beautiful Lake Memphremagog. The trip to Magog's quay will be aboard the Orford Express tourist train. As the number of seats on the ship and train is limited, reservation will be on a first come, first served basis.


  • During the week, babysitting services by insured professional sitters will be available on demand through an ACA 2016 coordinator.
  • Transportation will be provided.

Free Goodies & Bonuses

The following are also included in fee:

  • La Halte des Pèlerins Tasting Tour
  • Shopping Gift Card (one per family)
  • Chocolate from CHOCO-LÀ Boutique
  • Free public (bus pass) transportation within Sherbrooke City during the symposiuym
  • For details on each offer, see the Special Offers page on the Destination Sherbrooke site.

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